Welcome to country.
My country, Australia — Gondwanaland and
the people and affairs of the oldest living culture,
upon possibly the oldest land known — my Aboriginal country.

“DAOwnunder” is about Aboriginal-Australia — with the emphasis on the Aboriginal —the people, their culture, life-style, current issues, and politics; traditional and/or contemporary.

My intent is to attempt to highlight, name and demonstrate, that cultural difference is fundamental to why the “gap” exists between ‘us’ and ‘them’ — and in my view — why such a cultural “gap” needs to remain in order to maintain Aboriginal difference in a healthy, helpful, and respectful state of co-existence and complimentary to that of the ‘mainstream’.

Sort of a ‘yin-yang’ thing, one needs the other to maintain the balance.

And of course we all know that “race and culture” are different sides of the human coin, and are often confused in the debates that ensure. My own cultural bias leans much towards Aboriginal-indigenous, as opposed to humanism/consumerism and the dominant economic-centred world-view.

This site, is a means to express, share, and show others what is happening to Aboriginal Culture, and its embodied representatives, the Aboriginals of Australia.

At this point, allow me to introduce my own Ancestors (heritage), as way of establishing my hereditary bona fides.

DjA Grandparents
My Grand Parents (l-r): Edward Lindner; Lali & Jack Akbar

My paternal Grandfather, Edward Charles Lindner, was 3rd generation Anglo-Germanic-Australian; Jack Akbar, Afghan-Muslim, and Lali (Jack’s wife), Aboriginal (Wangkathaa, or Wongutha) + Irish (the Irish ‘father’ only suspected from later research undertaken).

[insert Linden Girl book covr]

Given such a mixture, it becomes obvious that it is somewhat hard for someone such as I to have racial preference or bias, so racism is not the name of my game, neither is blame, so don’t even go there.

10th Battalion (reinforcements) before shipping-out to Gallipoli, 1915.
The figure highlighted is my paternal Grandfather, who was 26yo when he died a few months after this photo was taken, from a gun .shot wound to the head